Strand One: Social and Ethical Significance

Throughout the course, students must analyze and evaluate the social impacts of IT on individuals and society, and consider the ethical issues raised by the impacts.
Social impacts and ethical considerations need to be analyzed from both a local and global perspective, recognizing that attitudes and opinions are diverse within and between different cultures.

1.1 Reliability and integrity

1.2 Security

1.3 Privacy and anonymity

1.4 Intellectual property

1.5 Authenticity

1.6 The digital divide and equality of access

1.7 Surveillance

1.8 Globalization and cultural diversity

1.9 Policies

1.10 Standards and protocols

1.11 People and machines

1.12 Digital citizenship